Ronald Jones Draft Profile

Ronald Jones draft profile

Strengths:

  • Acceleration
  • Plant-n-Go
  • Footwork
  • Ball security
  • Willing pass protector
  • Speed
  • Strong lower half
  • Loose hips

Analysis: Ronald Jones is a classic slasher with the wiggle and explosiveness to elude open-field tacklers and then burst to chunks of yardage. He trusts his blockers and hides his cutback intentions until the last moment. Plays with light, electric feet that are dynamic in tight quarters. Elite plant and acceleration. Loose hips able to make rare cuts as sharp as 90 degrees. Deadly stop-n-go runner. Maintains top play speed and is able to string together moves on moves on moves. Has lower body wiggle to dead-leg tackle attempts and slide by defender. Willful as a runner. Ball security is a huge plus for Jones–he has two fumbles on his record with over 590 carries. He is a willing pass protector–it may not be the prettiest, but he is willing to do the dirty work to protect his quarterback.

Weaknesses:

  • Lean frame
  • Inconsistent vision
  • Takes on too much contact
  • Balance
  • Patience

Analysis: Ronald Jones has a lean frame that could impact his durability throughout his NFL career. Scouts question how many touches can he realistically get game in, game out. He is coming off of a 275-touch 2017 campaign. Jones’ interior vision leaves a lot to be desired, and there are many runs on tape where he leaves plenty of meat (yards) on the bone. Lacks a broad base and contact balance could become an issue on next level. Reactive runner who could still use a more fine-tuned rush plan. Needs to balance pace with patience. Can get too far downhill leaving himself limited escape routes. Can improve tempo and rhythm to set up cutbacks on stretch plays. Takes too many punishing blows in his quest for additional yardage.

What the execs say: “I love his juice. You have to have some of that to become a good back in the pros and he has a lot of it. He may be a little too light to give it to him more than 12-14 times per game though. I worry if he can hold up.” – NFC Personnel executive

Size: 6’0 200lbs

Draft Rank: No.6 RB

NFL Comparison: Bilal Powell

Draft Projection: Round 2

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